Photographers use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that tell a story or record an event. The Department of Fine Arts offers students a certificate of completion in Digital Photography.
An introduction to camera operation and image production, composition, correct exposure and proper lighting. Lab fee.
PHTC 1313 History of Photography (3-3-0)
A historical survey of the technical and aesthetic development of photography. Topics include the beginnings of the medium, inventors, development of photographic equipment, styles of the creative masters, aesthetic themes and the social impact of photography.
PHTC 1341 Color Photography I (3-1-8)
Examination of color theory as it applies to photography. Emphasis on color concepts and the intricacies of seeing and photographing in color. Lab fee.
PHTC 2301 Intermediate Photography (3-1-6)
Continuation of Fundamentals of Photography. Emphasizes social, portrait, studio, fashion, theatrical, publicity and event photography. Lab fee.
PHTC 1391 Special Topics in Com Photo (3-2-4)
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. Lab fee.
PHTC 1380 Co-Op Com Photo (3-1-20)
Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Lab fee.
PHTC 1343 Expressive Photography (3-1-8)
A study of formal, professional, and individual uses of photography by applying photographic technology to personalized and professional needs. Emphasis on creative visual thinking and problem solving and the exploration of personal vision. Lab fee.
Suggested pathway electives to complete 60 semester hours
(2 of the 18 hours will consist of science labs)
*The following science combinations will satisfy the life & physical science requirement
BIOL 1406 and BIOL 1407; BIOL 1408 and BIOL 1409; BIOL 1411 and BIOL 1413; BIOL 1406 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1407 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1408 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1409 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1411 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1413 with any CHEM or PHYS; CHEM 1405 and CHEM 1407; CHEM 1406 and CHEM 1407; CHEM 1405 with any BIOL or PHYS; CHEM 1406 with any BIOL or PHYS; CHEM 1407 with any BIOL or PHYS